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The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek

4266 W Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34741-4502
+1 407-343-7740
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Shingle Creek is headwaters of the Everglades and was recently rated one of the top paddling trails in Florida. We rent single kayaks ($14/hr), 2-person (tandem) kayaks ($18/hr), canoes ($18/hr), and stand-up paddle boards ($18/hr). We also have guided eco-tours available. The natural setting surrounding our rustic-themed Paddling Center facility gives you a true feel of the rustic Florida landscape which includes adjacent hiking and biking trails. Picnic tables are onsite making this a great family or group event location. Our trained staff is friendly and provides new and novice paddlers the basic paddling skills to enjoy the exceptional natural beauty that is Shingle Creek. Special Programs available include Team Building Events and Education Programs for 3rd Grade and up. A fun and hands-on way to learn!
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4266 W Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34741-4502
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"cypress forest"
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"double kayak"
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"kayaking experience"
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"kayak tour"
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"stop sign"
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"hour eco tour"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"real florida"
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"great afternoon"
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The trip was a welcomed relief in the midst of the Disney attractions we visited. Definitly a must do for the adventurous type of people and the trip was well worth the money. We will be back.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I are not doing the theme parks this time. I wanted to try something active so we found Shingle Creek. It was the first time I tried kayaking, and I loved it! It’s beautiful and tranquil. The staff was very nice. My...More

Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the Paddling Centre in 2 years as a visitor from the UK. The guys are great ... laid back but still safe, professional and attentive. Quickly kitted out, briefed and short demonstration and we were on our way for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jennifer was wonderful and taught us all we needed to know for our first time kayaking. We enjoyed seeing lots of Florida wildlife.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people here are amazing. They make you feel comfortable and confident. They'll help you in and out of your kayak if you need it. The North Course is wide and slow and easy to paddle. It was our 12 year old niece's first time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 80 year old mom, my 10 year old granddaughter, my daughter, and I (four generations) kayaked along this serene and beautiful place Shingle Creek. Forgetting where we were at, away from the crowds, traffic, and commercialism, we had a peaceful and tranquil time for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice business. The rental Kayaks are in excellent condition. The staff was friendly and helpful. I will be returning for another trip. Thanks guys

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family booked the Cypress tour while on vacation. None of us had ever kayaked before, but Bill was an excellent instructor and guide. He was extremely patient and laid back...made us feel very comfortable. The tour was peaceful and memorable. The Cypress tour was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Orlando is so much more than crowded, expensive theme parks. This kayak tour was amazing....relaxing & beautiful. Don't miss out!

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vermie2012
13 July 2018|
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Response from tmjpita | Reviewed this property |
We took the "more difficult" route on our own, and just turned around when we were wanted. You run across kayaks returning all along the route. Beautiful trail for kayaking!!
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Cathy H
19 November 2017|
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Response from Andy L | Reviewed this property |
Only noticed 1 other place you could get out going out to the north but didn’t see any picnic areas. If you are only having 2 hours in the boat just have your picnic at the end.
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Dreamayre
3 September 2016|
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